Red Cross Providing Emergency Assistance after Car versus Apartment Incident in Miami

MIAMI, FL (OCTOBER 31, 2015) – This morning, local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a car versus apartment incident in the 100 block of NE 60th Street in Miami. Red Cross disaster responders helped to coordinate emergency assistance for five families, totaling 11 adults. The Red Cross met the immediate and essential needs of the impacted individuals by providing hope and immediate assistance for shelter, food, emotional support and recovery aid.

Red Cross volunteers on the scene are members of the Chapter’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.

HOW TO HELP

Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods, and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

VOLUNTEER

Learn what it’s like to be a Red Cross disaster volunteer. The American Red Cross is calling on community members to join the team to make sure the South Florida Region Red Cross is ready when a disaster strikes. For more information visit our website.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.

 

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